War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0006 Chapter XLVIII. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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Received yesterday a. m.................................... 6

Received from Colonel Kitching............................. 45

Received from Fifth Corps.................................. 1

Sent to Fredericksburg..................................... 9

Received from General Birney............................... 360

One commissioned officer and 1 private received this a. m.

from Fifth Corps........................................... 2

Additional received from General Birney...................... 9

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GEORGE H. SHARPE,

Colonel, &c.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.

May 20, 1864-8 a. m.

The major-general commanding desires to express his satisfaction with the good conduct of Tyler's division and Kitching's brigade of heavy artillery in the affair of yesterday evening. The gallant manner in which these commands (the greater portion being for the first time under fire) met an checked the persistent attack of a corps of the enemy led by one of his ablest generals, justifies the commanding general in this special commendation of troops who henceforward will be relied upon as were the tried veterans of the Second and Fifth Corps at the same time engaged.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 140. May 20, 1864.

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3. The wounded now with this army will at once be sent to Fredericksburg under the general direction of the chief quartermaster and medical direction. Corps commanders will furnish such medical officers, attendants, and supplies as may be required by their medical directions for the wounded.

By command of Major-General Meade:

S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864.

Major-General WARREN:

The supply and other trains of the army will move to-morrow from Fredericksburg to Guiney's Station.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Hancock and Wright.)

ARTILLERY HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 20, 1864.

Colonel F. McGILVERY, Commanding Ammunition Park:

COLONEL: The number of guns in this army for which ammunition is to be transported is as follows: Eighty-eight light 12-pound-